This Week In IT: 1/4/13

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This Week On Tom's IT Pro: Why You Should Avoid “Brain Dumps” When Preparing for IT Certifications, Imation Makes Big Data Move with Acquisition, An Illustrated Guide to Making the Move to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Essential Open Source Tools for the System Administrator, and more.

IBM has made another significant purchase to enhance its big data portfolio. 

NEC expanding venerable Express5800 server series with a new rack mounted version that comes with hot-swappable battery packs.

Amazon has upgraded its service with a new product that caters to customers who ask for fast access to large amounts of data. 

Imation Makes Big Data Move with Acquisition

Nexsan buy moves Imation closer to enterprise and away from consumer market.

Eloqua is a developer of cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software. 

Cisco said it plans to purchase BroadHop as it finalizes an acquisition deal with Meraki.

A cloud study conducted by IDC and sponsored by Microsoft found that there is already a shortage of qualified cloud workers.

Why You Should Avoid “Brain Dumps” When Preparing for IT Certifications

Brain dumps are pretty constant, if unwanted and unattractive feature of the IT certification landscape.

Asetek CPU and GPU cooling devices gaining traction in the data center market. 

No single day passes without millions of people making use of one of the many features offered by cloud computing.

An Illustrated Guide to Making the Move to 10 Gigabit Ethernet

The enterprise world is knee-deep in making the transition from 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

A new LDPC read channel should extend the lifetime of an enterprise storage system to 10 years.

Fluke Networks has included a new BYOD Classification in two of its AirMagnet products. 

New customers get 50% off when trading up from another cloud application hosting platform provider. 

Slideshow: Essential Open Source Tools for the System Administrator

We have selected a few open source tools from the tens of thousands available that you should always have on hand to make your job as an IT pro a lot easier.

IT departments generally overbuy or underbuy bandwidth because they lack a firm grasp on what applications require and what end-users expect and demand. 

Enterprise mobile devices are proliferating like rabbits in the spring. Rachel Rosmarin tells you how to keep them under control.

Enterprises can benefit from viewing matters surrounding cloud computing from all perspectives, including that of network equipment vendors. 

James Alan MillerJames Alan MillerJames Alan Miller is Managing Editor of Tom's IT Pro. He is a veteran technology journalist with over seventeen years of experience creating and developing magazine and online content. Founding editor of numerous business and enterprise computing sites at the network, James headed up the After Hours section at PC Magazine, as well as hardware and software sections of various Windows publications.

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